Montecito – This beautiful 1920’s Mediterranean behind a creamy white wall is one of Montecito’s many treasures. The Saltillo tiled drive was removed and replaced with a gravel auto court that can easily be transformed into an outdoor party venue should the need arise. It also acts as part of the grand entry back into the home. The new landscape focuses entirely on drought tolerant Mediterranean plants that recall images of Spain and Italy. Forgotten spaces are sometimes the best opportunities for design, which was the case in the kitchen yard. Originally a mud space and area for refuse, it is now the site of a productive kitchen garden with fig, apricot, and table grape espalier with stone edged vegetable beds.